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Welcome to Eclipse Tours!

Ring of Fire Expeditions (ROFE) is the longest consecutive astronomical tour organization in the United States. ROFE specializes in astro-tourism since 1970 with expeditions organized and led by Paul D. Maley of the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society; they are arranged by Future Travel in Houston, Texas USA. These include tours to observe such events as Halley’s Comet, the Leonid meteor shower, transits of Mercury and Venus across the Sun, spacecraft reentries, solar eclipses (land, sea and air), auroras (land, sea, and air), lunar eclipses, grazing lunar occultations, and eclipses of stars by minor planets.  We may not have the flashiest web site but we have been leading reliable, successful astronomy programs for nearly 50 years! Many of our tours are small group tours of anywhere from 9-40 people.  Our prior experience? Check out our PAST TRIPS in the horizontal bar above. We have posted trip summaries going back to 1991 though our trips began decades earlier. You should always check out any company advertising eclipse trips before booking with them!

The number of eclipse tours listed that we have completed are for separate solar eclipses, not just individual programs. We are a public outreach effort of the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society led by amateur astronomers and welcome all persons who are interested in astronomy and the natural sciences. You do not need to have a science background or any prior experience to join us! On some expeditions there may be a science component where we attempt observations from the edges of the path of solar eclipses to obtain data on changes in the radius of the Sun.

ECLIPSE ALERT! WE ARE TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR:

2021 ANTARCTICA TOTAL ECLIPSE CRUISE…4 cabins open (see web page below)

2023 AUSTRALIA TOTAL ECLIPSE CRUISE…..6 cabins open (pre-selling: web page not posted yet)

2024 MEXICO TOTAL ECLIPSE CRUISE………..draft program open on web page below

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2020 Tours

19TH AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA 

February 19-23, 2020

STATUS: COMPLETED

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ECLIPSE#50 ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE-Oman
June 21, 2020
STATUS: SOLD OUT!

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20TH AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA

MIND BLOWING MAGIC OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS!!

October 25-29, 2020

STATUS: 1 FEMALE NEEDS ROOMMATE + 1 SUITE and 1 LOG HOUSE AVAILABLE

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ECLIPSE#51 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-Argentina
December 10-15, 2020
STATUS: POSSIBLE ONE DOUBLE ROOM AVAILABLE ON TOUR 2 – PLEASE EMAIL

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2021 Tours

21st AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA

MIND BLOWING MAGIC OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS!!

March 13-17, 2021

STATUS: THIS TOUR IS NOW OPEN

 

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ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE-Canada
June 10, 2021
STATUS: DUE TO POOR WEATHER PROSPECTS THIS WILL BE A PRIVATE EXPEDITION

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22nd AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA

MIND BLOWING MAGIC OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS!!

October 5-9, 2021

STATUS: EMAIL ECLIPSE@DT.COM IF INTERESTED

 

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ECLIPSE#52 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-Antarctica
November 28 – December 11, 2021
STATUS: JUST A FEW CABINS LEFT! One male looking for a cabin mate.

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2022 Tours (no solar eclipse tours)

23rd AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA

MIND BLOWING MAGIC OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS!

February 2022

STATUS: EMAIL ECLIPSE@DT.COM IF INTERESTED

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PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

April 30, 2022

PRIVATE EXPEDITION

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24th AURORA VIEWING TOUR: TO ALASKA

MIND BLOWING MAGIC OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS!

October 2022

STATUS: EMAIL ECLIPSE@DT.COM IF INTERESTED

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PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

October 25, 2022

PRIVATE EXPEDITION

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2023 Tours

ECLIPSE#53 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-Australia
CRUISE: April 15-25, 2023

LAND: NOT OPEN YET

STATUS: CRUISE has 6 cabins open. CONTACT eclipse@dt.com first.

WILL OPEN APRIL 26

ECLIPSE#54 ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE-USA (Texas, New Mexico, Utah)
October 14, 2023
STATUS: To be developed

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2024 Tours

ECLIPSE#55 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-USA or Mexico
April 8, 2024

STATUS: OPEN FOR DRAFT PROGRAM SIGNUP. 10 DAY CRUISE! 

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ECLIPSE#56 ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE- (Easter Island/Argentina)
October 2, 2024
STATUS: To be developed

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